Businessman Thirukumar Nadesan has been arrested by the police Financial Crimes investigations Division (FCID) today.
Nadesan was arrested as he arrived at the FCID to give a statement in connection with a land and house in Malwana which former minister Basil Rajapaksa and its registered owner had denied ownership of the property.
Nadesan will be produced before the Pugoda Magistrate this afternoon.
Last Friday (7), the former Minister of Economic Development, through his attorney, informed the court that he has no connection to the property located on Gangabada Road in Malwana, Pugoda.
The person under whose name the property has been registered had also denied ownership of the house and land.
Pugoda Magistrate postponed the case till January 10, 2017.